rjb5191

AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« on: September 06, 2019, 09:57:19 PM »
Does anyone know if it is still possible to get D12 diaphragms / voice coils from AKG or elsewhere?  A D12 that I bought showed up not operational and it looked like the fine wire from the voice coil to one of the wire leads broke.  I tried repairing it and of course, made things worse and now the diaphragm is totally shot.  I heard that you could still get these parts from AKG once upon a time.



analogguru

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 07:22:30 PM »
I have never heard that AKG ever sold a diaphragm/voice coil alone for any of their microphones.  You could (can ?) only buy the complete capsule.

cyrano

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 09:21:59 PM »
I had a source who ended up with most remaining D12 stock from the factory when Harman closed it. He's been out for a few years now.

I don't think anyone still sells these.
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?

rjb5191

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 01:08:53 AM »
Thank you.  I kind of figured that is the way things went.  Yay corporate takeovers!

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 03:17:44 AM »

Rob Flinn

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 06:10:14 AM »
Many years ago I bought a new capsule for my D12 direct from AKG in Austria.  It was about 110 euros.

I seem to remember that I was on a bit of a waiting list & they waited until they had a few orders, but this might not be true.

The person I dealt with in Austria was a man called Karl Peschel.  No idea how I remembered that as this must have been a minimum of about 12 years ago.
regards Rob

camarada78

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung

gyraf

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 05:38:34 AM »
The C12 (condenser) is remade, but the D12 (dynamic) capsule is no longer supported by spare parts

Someone SHOULD try to persuade a competent Chinese dynamic-microphone-manufacturer to do a re-issue of the diaphragm/coil assembly. Yes, I push the good cause every time I meet representatives from such companies..

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 09:10:21 AM »
Any tips on competent chinese dynamic manufacturers? :)

cyrano

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 11:47:26 AM »
The C12 (condenser) is remade, but the D12 (dynamic) capsule is no longer supported by spare parts

As AKG doesn't have any means of production, or research left, I wonder who makes those?

Can't be old stock either, as everything's been auctioned of.
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?


Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 12:15:00 PM »
There are people at Austrian Audio that originate from Akg.

camarada78

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 04:07:36 PM »
Sorry guys, i thought it was the c12 capsule not the d12 one.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 04:17:04 PM »
You can try this source:
http://www.drefahlaudio.com/mic/1_D12-CR.html

This looks cool but it is basically a completely different mic haha

Whoops

Re: AKG D12 Diaphragm source
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2019, 07:34:57 PM »
The C12 (condenser) is remade, but the D12 (dynamic) capsule is no longer supported by spare parts

Someone SHOULD try to persuade a competent Chinese dynamic-microphone-manufacturer to do a re-issue of the diaphragm/coil assembly. Yes, I push the good cause every time I meet representatives from such companies..

Jakob E.

Yes, I also suggested that in another thread.
Shouldn't be that hard for a competent Chinese company to re-issue the D12 and MD421 diaphragms.

Anyone has any contacts?


 

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